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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
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Ersan Ilyasova said that he was undecided if he will play for the Turkish national team this summer.
For a guy that's as injury prone as Ilyasova, Milwaukee management is probably hoping he elects to forgo any strenuous activities this offseason. For what it's worth, Ersan did not participate in the FIBA World Cup last summer, but that still didn't keep him healthy during the 2014-15 season. Ilyasova did have a bit of a bounce-back performance after the break this year, compiling averages of 14.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 three-pointers per game on 47.3 percent shooting from the field. However, he didn't become a steady rotation player until Jabari Parker went down for the year, and he still missed 24 games. He's not a great guy to draft next season, especially with Jabari Parker set to reclaim his role as a starter. May 1 - 1:15 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova scored seven points during a blowout 120-66 loss to the Bulls on Thursday, adding three rebounds and one foul in 17 minutes.

The Bucks starting unit scored a combined 29 points with Zaza Pachulia leading that group with eight points. As for Ilyasova, he had a very solid bounce-back season following a catastrophic 2013-14 year. Still, he is likely to be bumped from the starting lineup next season with Jabari Parker likely ready for opening night. As it stands right now, Ghostface Ilya won't be worth drafting in fantasy leagues next season.
Apr 30 - 9:51 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 15 points against the Bulls on Saturday during a 103-91 loss, adding three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

It wasn't a bad game at all from Ilyasova and he didn't take too many contested shots. Ilyasova was really playing well on offense in April, averaging 14.3 points, 4.1 boards, 0.8 steals and 1.9 treys on 49.5 percent from the field. If he's going to get 30 minutes, he should post some nice fantasy lines.
Apr 18 - 9:54 PM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 8-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 21 points, five rebounds and four assists in Wednesday's final loss to the Celtics.

The Bucks will play the Bulls in Round 1 of the playoffs starting on Saturday and Ilyasova has proven himself to be a force again. He averaged 14.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers per game after the All-Star break, and while we're not ready to jump back on his bandwagon for next season, he does look like a guy you can use in fantasy leagues throughout the playoffs. Khris Middleton scored 18 and O.J. Mayo scored 16 off the bench in the loss.
Apr 16 - 12:22 AM

Ersan Ilyasova recovered from two poor outings to finish Sunday's win vs. Brooklyn with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, three 3-pointers and five rebounds.

He did his damage in 28 minutes, a nice change from the 20.0 minutes he played in the Bucks' two previous games. Ilyasova is a streaky shooter and the fluctuations in playing time are doing him no favors, and he'd been a liability in April with averages of 12.8 points, 4.2 boards and negligible assists or defensive stats. Deploy him with due caution.
Apr 12 - 5:53 PM

Ersan Ilyasova was held to just six points on 2-of-7 shooting and one rebound in 21 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.

Ilyasova has been surprisingly consistent in the last third of the season and just this week he started to hit a cold patch. The Bucks are all-but locked into the No. 6 seed, but the lack of important games might not matter with such a young team. Keep an eye on the wily Jason Kidd, but for now this is a two-game blip on an otherwise stable radar.
Apr 11 - 12:53 AM

Ersan Ilyasova hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points, three boards, two assists and a steal in 19 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Cavs.

He came in hot, but did nothing tonight. There were no reports of an injury, so hopefully he'll return to form on Friday against the Knicks.
Apr 8 - 11:34 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting on Saturday vs. the Magic.

He also added eight boards, two assists and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes, and he has now scored in double digits in four out of his last five games. His next injury could be right around the corner, but Ilyasova is worth owning in most leagues while he is this hot.
Apr 5 - 12:05 AM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 17 points during a 110-101 win in Boston on Friday, adding four rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer.

He is getting consistent minutes now. In his last five, Ilyasova averaged 17.4 points, 5.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.2 treys on 45.6 percent from the field. Ghostface Ilya is back like that.
Apr 4 - 12:38 AM

Ersan Ilyasova made 1-of-10 from the field for eight points with seven boards, one assist, one steal and no turnovers in 23 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He had a career-high 34 on Thursday, but was on the other side of the spectrum tonight. Ghostface Ilya had a ton of poisonous darts from the field tonight to set back the Milwaukee offense and perhaps he just had too much confidence in himself. He'll likely bounce back on Monday against the Hawks and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 28 - 11:08 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored a career-high 34 points on 12-of-14 from the field against the Pacers during a 111-107 win on Thursday, adding six rebounds, two assists, two steals and five 3-pointers.

He gets the fantasy equivalent of a Grammy for posting an effective field goal percentage of 103.6. Back in January, it was a winter war for Ghostface Ilya with his minutes per game at just 17.2. Now, he’s finally been consistent with at least 29 minutes in each of his previous five, averaging 17.0 points, 8.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 2.4 treys on 45.9 percent from the field. He's spitting hot fire right now and is a must-start player.
Mar 26 - 11:11 PM

Ersan Ilyasova filled up the stat sheet on Tuesday with 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal, three blocks and only one turnover in 29 minutes.

Two of his makes came from beyond the arc, and four of his rebounds came on the offensive end, as he helped propel the Bucks to a stunning 89-88 comeback win in the fourth quarter. Ilyasova has been maddening to own if you drafted him this season, but he's finally settled into reliable mid-round value for the fantasy playoffs.
Mar 24 - 11:08 PM

Ersan Ilyasova continued his effective play on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, with six rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer and one turnover through 35 minutes of action.

Ily has finally hit his rhythm after being flat out horrible to begin the season. He's averaging 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.8 three-pointers per game since the All-Star break, and health has been a big factor in him finally being able to be effective. He's worth owning in all leagues.
Mar 22 - 6:40 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points with 13 boards, one assist, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 43 minutes.

If 2014-15 games were albums for Ghostface Ilya, this one would be Supreme Clientele and Ironman combined. Hip-hop references aside, Ilyasova is playing 34 minutes per game over his last five, averaging 16.6 points, 8.4 boards, 1.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.4 treys. He's a must-own player.
Mar 21 - 12:05 AM

Ersan Ilyasova had 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 7-of-14 shooting in another start on Wednesday.

He's averaging 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games and, knock on wood, he's actually somewhat trustworthy right now.
Mar 19 - 12:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Jerryd Bayless
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
SF1Khris Middleton
2Jared Dudley
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Jabari Parker
C1John Henson
2Zaza Pachulia
3Miles Plumlee
4Johnny O'Bryant